Thought knocking up a cuppa was a bit of a snooze? Not in these pots
Why settle for a normal teapot when you can pour a splash of Lapsang Souchong from a can-can dancer's leg? Who wouldn't want to know the pleasures of an Earl Grey delivered from a serpent's mouth?
In a salute to those teapot designers who won't take normal for an answer, here's the best of the weirdest teapots around …
1. Very handy
"The pottery class? Oh, it's going really well thanks. I just made a conjoining pair of teapots with some tiny hands on them, actually …"
2. Tea for two … and you, and you, and you …
The work experience girl's prayers were finally answered on the 2.45pm afternoon tea run.
3. As useful as a chocolate teapot
This innovative company branched out following the success of their flying pigs. Their next project is a snowflake with a chance in hell.
4. Putting on the water works
Wait, but tea is the same colour as … No, we're not having this one at all.
5. Mo-tea biking
Daft Punk's new line of merchandise is really something else.
6. Cannot computea
OK, so this one doesn't have Wi-Fi, but does your Mac Airbook pour out a brew in less than two minutes? Thought not.
Perfect for baby showers, to celebrate your child's growing limbs or … never.
8. Take me to your tea-ler
Aliens plan to take over the universe through the medium of tea.